Romney OK with Request for 1991 Testimony


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JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For the third straight year, Gloria Allred is representing a woman claiming to have bombshell information she says will affect a political race.

Allred went to court in Boston Tuesday to support the Boston Globe’s efforts to unearth testimony from Mitt Romney in a co-worker’s divorce hearing.

She represents Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, the woman involved in the divorce case.  With her client by her side, Allred told reporters that they supported making Romney’s testimony public so those involved could speak about it publicly.

“We are here to express to the court that we have no objection to the motion by the Boston Globe, because we believe that the public has a right to know what Mitt Romney’s testimony under oath was, and so that is why we’re here this morning,” Allred said.

The parties will be back in court Wednesday.  An attorney for Romney indicated he would not contest unsealing the testimony, leading many to wonder if it would be damaging at all.

Rumors about what it could say circulated on Tuesday, as both Allred and Donald Trump promised October surprises.

Tuesday afternoon, Trump unleashed his own October surprise.  He’d promised a bombshell but it turned out to be more of a dud.  He said he’d give $5 million to charity if President Obama released records related to unfounded accusations that he is not an American citizen.

So far, Romney seems to have no qualms about what Allred might discover he said in 1991.

“This is a decades-old divorce case in which Mitt Romney provided testimony as to the value of a company,” his lawyer, Robert Jones, said in a statement.  “He has no objection to letting the public see that testimony.”

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